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Performance: Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel (ATL) + Bill Brovold (MI) + Mike Shiflet (CMH)

August 13, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

We are proud to present experimental electronic music duo Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel, experimental electric guitarist Bill Brovold, and experimental electric guitarist and sound artist Mike Shiflet (CMH). They will perform the evening of Thursday August 13 2015 at It Looks Like Its Open (13 E. Tulane, cmh 43202). Admission: $5. Doors 8pm. BYOB, all ages.

About Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel: “The name of this Atlanta duo implies a proper classical recital, a rigid formality. But Scott Burland (theremin) and Frank Schultz (lap steel) don’t do scripted, improvising not so much distinct sounds as evolving eddies of sound, vapors of tones that develop and transform gracefully. Hypnotic pulses and dreamy drones weave together to form a kaleidoscope of sounds and moods, ambient clouds and swooning collages that are as much about texture as they are timbre, like a long-lost soundtrack to a deep-sea documentary.” -P. Wall

About Bill Brovold: Guitarist, composer, painter, and producer Bill Brovold was involved in early-’80s N.Y.C. no wave bands, including Rhys Chatham ensembles, and later headed Larval, a Michigan-based Knitting Factory recording artist. Born in 1957 in Tacoma, WA, Brovold first began playing the guitar in the early ’70s, initially focusing on country music. He moved to New York to attend the School of Visual Arts, graduated in 1982, and the following year became the guitarist for the Rhys Chatham Ensemble, a gig that would last the next five years. Throughout his involvement in this band, however, Brovold also collaborated with many other downtown bands, including the East Village Orchestra, Fast Forward, and the Zen Vikings with Ernie Brooks and James Lo. Through the 1980s, Brovold also wrote music for performance artists and filmmakers. Brovold left N.Y.C., eventually landing in the Detroit area, where he began the group Larval in the mid-’90s. With this project, Brovold has released recordings on John Zorn’s Japanese label Avant and N.Y.C.’s Knitting Factory. By the late ’90s, Brovold had opened his own Koko Studios in Royal Oak, MI, where he produced and recorded not only Larval’s music, but also recordings of ex-Modern Lovers guitarist John Felice, John Lamb, and Poignant Plecostomus. He also paints, and his works have been shown at Detroit’s C-Pop Gallery, among others. In 2000, Tzadik released an album by Bill Brovold as part of the label’s modern composers series. In 2007 the two-disc Surviving Death/Alive Why? appeared from Cunneiform Records.

About Mike Shiflet: NOISE project Ohio based noise upsetter Mike Shiflet has amassed an enviable amount of releases in the last decade. Tapes, vinyl, cdrs – you name it, he’s done it, but it’s taken until now for Shiflet to weld together what he regards as his defining work. The first in a series of two ‘proper’ albums, ‘Sufferers’ takes the listener to the very heart of Shiflet’s sound – through the abrasive noise heard on his early releases all the way to the shimmering ambience that made up his breakthrough album ‘Llanos’.